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Sri Lanka arrests 10 Indian fishermen

The navy stops a fibre glass dingy with 10 on board off the seas of Talaimannar.

india Updated: Jan 15, 2007 12:06 IST

The Sri Lankan Navy has arrested 10 Indian fishermen who had strayed into the island's territorial waters, the defence ministry said on Monday.

It said the navy stopped a fibre glass dingy with 10 on board off the seas of Talaimannaron Sundayevening.

"The crew on board had stated that they were from South India," the ministry said in a statement.

"The boat which had two out board motors was also detained by the navy."

First Published: Jan 15, 2007 11:47 IST